Cancer is a serious, life-threatening condition, and early detection is crucial in ensuring that it is treatable. In recent decades, the technology available for detecting and treating cancers has become very sophisticated. However, technology cannot do everything: detection still relies on human interpretation of test results, and it is up to a physician or technician to make the diagnosis.
Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or delay in diagnosis can result in devastating consequences, including the spread of cancer to other areas and death.
A missed cancer diagnosis can devastate entire families
The failure to diagnose cancer is especially damaging because of the very real possibility that the result of this negligence will be death. Not only can the patient’s life be lost, but family members can also lose the emotional and financial stability they depend on. If the life of a loved one has been lost due to a missed cancer diagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation for damages – including lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of companionship – with a wrongful death claim.
Legal advice for failed cancer diagnosis
Many cancers are now treatable and even curable if detected and treated in a timely fashion. If it can be proven that other medical personnel with similar training would have responded with a correct or more timely diagnosis, then the treating physician at fault would be responsible for medical malpractice. The attorneys at Schwartzapfel Lawyers, P.C. are highly experienced and knowledgeable in medical malpractice law, and are committed to maximizing your legal results.
If you believe that the cancer affecting you or a loved one was diagnosed incorrectly or not in a timely manner, please call us at 1-888-575-6410. You can also fill out our free case evaluation form for an immediate review of your case. We will fight for you!